Responsibility of the Committee

The Strategic Planning & Priorities Advisory Committee (SPPAC)’s responsibility shall be to advise and counsel the President on strategic planning and the determination of resource allocation, to consult with campus constituencies on strategic planning and priorities, and to regularly apprise the faculty of issues under discussion.

2021-22 Academic Year

SPPAC meets during the semester on Thursdays from 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

If you have a suggestion or question for SPPAC, contact Tom Tierney. chair.


Elected Faculty & Staff (voting)

  • Jill Dixon, Head Coach – Field Hockey
  • Karl Feierabend, Associate Professor of Chemistry
  • April Gamble, Senior Assistant Director of Admissions & Coordinator of Counselor Relations
  • Katie Holt, Associate Professor of History
  • Melanie Long, Assistant Professor of Economics
  • Bhakti Mamtora, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
  • Kara Morrow,  Associate Professor of Art History
  • Thomas Tierney, Professor of Sociology & Anthropology

President  & Senior Staff (non-voting)

  • Sarah Bolton, President
  • Myrna Hernández, Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students
  • Cheryl Nuñez, Vice President for Equity, Inclusion & Diversity
  • Lisa Perfetti, Provost
  • Jim Prince, Vice President for Finance and Business
  • Wayne Webster, Vice President for Advancement
  • Jenn Winge, Vice President for Enrollment
  • Ellen Falduto,  Information & Planning

Student Visitors (non-voting)

  • Ariel Medellin Perez ’23
  • (tbd)